Skip Navigation


Decorative Arts

On View: Worgelt Study, 4th Floor

The furnishings exhibited at the Paris 1925 International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts were a cause for great excitement and inspiration for designers and consumers alike, who looked forward to the future in the wake of the First World War. Hammond Kroll, who was interested in American Colonial furnishings and began cabinetmaking at age twenty-two, was one of the designers who, by his own account, were "fired up" by the Paris exhibition. During his brief career in furniture design, between 1927 and 1939, Kroll crafted high-quality sparsely decorated elegant furniture such as this chair, part of a suite given to the Museum.

CULTURE American
DATES ca.1930
DIMENSIONS 43 1/2 x 18 x 17 in. (110.5 x 45.7 x 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Worgelt Study, 4th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Helen Kroll Kramer
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.

Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact (charges apply).

For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
CAPTION American. Chair, ca.1930. Wood, 43 1/2 x 18 x 17 in. (110.5 x 45.7 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Helen Kroll Kramer, 65.199.9. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 65.199.9_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.